Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – Book Review

  • Nine Perfect Strangers
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Published: November 2018
  • ISBN: 978-1250069825

They Say….

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out…

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her

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I Say…..

Nine strangers turn up at a luxury retreat. Agatha Christie had ten but Liane Moriarty’s nine strangers are much funnier and entertaining.

This is the first book I have read by Moriarty and I absolutely loved it. I read it in a couple of sittings – started it in my lunchbreak and when I eventually looked up from the pages to check the time, I realised that my lunchbreak had lasted for over two hours, so I locked my office door and carried on reading.

It was laugh out loud funny and overwhelmingly sad at the same time. As the book went on there was a growing sense of menace. I became increasingly worried about the wellbeing of the characters …. ‘And Then There Were None’ kept hovering at the back of my mind – but you’ll just have to read ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ yourself to find out their fate.

It’s been a very long time since I found a book that I enjoyed this much and I’m looking forward to reading another of Moriarty’s books.

My Rating: 9/10

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